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There is no shortage of one-off custom dream bikes getting posted up here. How about a thread dedicated to the bikes for the "rest of us". Good old, hard working, hit the trail 29ers!

I'll start it up with my 2004 Surly Karate Monkey. It started as a Camp Stove green model, but due to the factory powder coating wearing thin in a lot of places from a lot of miles, I stripped her down and painted it satin black. I have some new Surly decals on the way.

Bike is equipped with Race Face carbon crankset, Marcocchi Bomber 29er, SPD pedals, Hayes Stroker Trail brakes, Race Face system stem, Misfit Psycles Fu-bars, King headset, Dual Duty rims laced to Surly hubs, Thomson post, and a Brooks B17 Standard. Nothing fancy, all business.

 

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nice bike, i like it sans stickers.

can you tell me more about your fork? I'm riding my km rigid still but am thinking of finally giving in to the squish.
 

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The fork is an '04 Marzocchi MX Comp, it is loaded with springs and oil dampened. I really like it, it is super plush. Not overly adjustable though, but in all honestly, it is perfect the way it is. I live down in Florida and the trails tend to get a LOT of roots, it really takes a lot out of me when I ride with the rigid fork, this makes it so I can ride a lot farther.
 

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I have been thinking that there has been a real dry spell on any KM stoke around here. Niner, Vassago, and Soul have taken some of the thunder off the Surly bandwagon. Nice update to a trusty stead there :thumbsup:
 

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I too have a soft spot for my Monkey. Although my hardtail gets most of the attention as far as new parts go. The Monkey just works. No reason to mess with what works. Gotta love it.

 

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My very first 29"er

I got this Campstove green Monkey in March of 2003. I have had it set up in various ways, but currently it is serving in urban/gravel duties.

Sporting a new Woodchipper Bar and fenders for the season. :D
 

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My new Rig:







And here is one that I built up for the Lady for Christmas:



Super Big Time Fun Bikes!

Enjoy!

PF

The Drop Bar Gorilla!
 

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PanFry said:
My new Rig:



And here is one that I built up for the Lady for Christmas:



Super Big Time Fun Bikes!

Enjoy!

PF

The Drop Bar Gorilla!
where did you get those handle bars i have bee looking for some just like that ...
 

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On-One Midge Bars w/ ESI Road Grips covered in Fizik Microtex Tape.

PF
 

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On-One Midge Bars w/ ESI Road Grips covered in Fizik Microtex Tape.

PF
thanks dude ....sweet .....those bars look like just the thing for my km
 

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Hell yeah! I like to touch my monkey. Surly got it right the first time...with the exception of fork knob clearance. I can't say enough positive things about my KM.
 

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Hell yeah! I like to touch my monkey. Surly got it right the first time...with the exception of fork knob clearance. I can't say enough positive things about my KM.
cheers to that ...i look forward to my commute every day just cause i rid my km...
 

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buddhak said:
Hell yeah! I like to touch my monkey. Surly got it right the first time...with the exception of fork knob clearance. I can't say enough positive things about my KM.
They fixed the knob clearance for 07 models on up.

My XL/22" KM....

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